Sri Lanka tour of India 2014: Emphasize on procedure undertaken

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to emphasize the procedure undertaken prior to confirming the upcoming tour to India by the Sri Lankan National team which comprises of 5 ODI’s. SLC prior to making the decision to confirm the tour with the BCCI, through it’s Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga had discussions with the National selection committee headed by Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya, the Coaching Staff and the Management of the National Team  and after receiving the concurrence of all concerned took this important decision. The President of SLC Mr. Jayantha Dharmadasa and the Office Bearers of SLC were at all times briefed on the developments and gave their blessings and consent to the Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga to confirm the tour… Read More →

Media accreditation process opens for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Applicants/coordinators/editors are advised to carefully read the notes; relevant media accreditation T&Cs attached  First stage of media accreditation open from 19 October to 21 November 2014  The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now open. This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here. As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following: i)               A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg  file smaller than 250 KB in size) ii)             Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg file smaller than 250 KB in size) iii)           Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg file not more than 250 KB) - applications not supported by assignment… Read More →

Chamari Atapattu steers Sri Lanka Women to victory

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Sri Lanka Women eked out a four-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday (October 19), levelling the four-match series at 1-1. After Ama Kanchana’s three-wicket haul restricted South Africa to 139 for 7 in a match truncated to 27-overs-a-side, Chamari Atapattu held her own with a solid 63 as Sri Lanka overcame a few jitters to win with an over to spare. South Africa was on target to post much more than it eventually did, as Lizelle Lee and Trisha Chetty, the openers, put on 42.  The good work was carried forward by Mignon du Preez, the captain, who top-scored with 34. Du Preez’s 48-run stand for… Read More →

SL Women’s squad for the 4th & 5th ODIs against SA Women

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The Women’s National Selection Committee has selected the following players for the next two ODI’s of the South Africa Women’s tour. 1) Chamari Athapatthu. 2) Udeshika Prasadini. 3) Eshani Lokusooriya. 4) Prasidini Weerakkody. 5) Sanduni Abeywickrama. 6) Chamari Polgampola. 7) Inoka Ranaweera. 8) Yasodamendis. 9) Maduri Samuddika. 10) Ama Kanchana. 11) Sripali Weerkkody. 12) Nilakshi Silva. 13) Shashikala Siriwardana. 14) Hasini Perera This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.  

Sri Lanka to play five-match ODI series in India

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Joint media release from BCCI and SLC India to host Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series in November 2014 Following the decision of the WICB to cancel its ongoing tour of India, the BCCI commenced discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket for a limited-overs series in India in November 2014. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014. The series promises to be an exciting one, with Sri Lanka placed 4th in the world rankings in ODIs. India is ranked 3rd, with only 2 points separating the teams. The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is… Read More →

Educational Programme on Suspect Bowling Actions

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An educational workshop was conducted by SLC for SLSCA comprising of 67 Schools from the Division 1 & 2 Schools in the Country. The outcome of the workshop was mainly focused on problem faced by many Schools in the Country with regard bowlers who have been suspended from bowing in inter Schools matches pertaining to reports sent by umpires to SLC. The conducted workshop enlightened the participants on the technicalities of suspect bowling actions educating them on the issues faced by all parties involved with the sport. The Coaches present benefited the most as the detection of suspect bowling actions were explained in detail, around 60 spinners & 25 fast bowlers have been reported to this time & it should be said that the SLC Coaching… Read More →

Kapp and Lee power SA Women to victory

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An adept all-round performance from South Africa Women helped it to a 53-run win over Sri Lanka Women in the tenth match of the ICC Women’s Championship, played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Wednesday (October 15). Opting to bat, half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp led South Africa to 225 for 8 in 50 overs. Starting the chase on the wrong note after losing a wicket without a run on the board, Sri Lanka finished on 172 for 9 despite a fighting half-century from Eshani Kaushalya. Lee, the opener, anchored the innings after South Africa lost early wickets. With Mignon du Preez, Lee stitched an important 51-run stand to stabilise the innings after it was reduced… Read More →

Sri Lanka A defeat Windies A by 10 wickets to win first four-day match

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Upul Tharanga’s men have defeated West Indies A by 10 wickets to claim the first four-day match played at MRICS, Hambantota and take a 1-0 series lead. Summary Scores: Sri Lanka A 1st Innings: 413 oll Out (140.5 Overs). Dimuth Karunaratne 139, Lahiru Thirimanne 93, Dinesh Chandimal 87, Jehan Mubarak 25; Shane Shillingford 160-5, Nikita Miller 87-2, Shannon Gabriel 43-2. West Indies A 1st Innings: 160 all out (51 Overs). Chadwick Walton+ 50, Assad Fudadin 32, Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Nikita Miller 15; Seekkuage Prasanna 21-7-64-6, Shaminda Eranga 15-4-54-2, Ashan Priyanjan 2-1-1-1, Vishwa Fernando 7-3-17-1. West Indies A 2nd Innings: 285 all out (80.3 Overs). Kirk Edwards 77, Shane Shillingford 63*, Jermaine Blackwood 46; Lahiru Gamage 49-3, Seekkuage Prasanna 122-3, Vishwa… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 2nd four-day match against Windies A

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held, the National Selectors named the following players for the 2nd four-day Match against Windies A in Matara Uyanwatta. 1. Upul Tharanga 2. Dimuth Karunarante 3. Madawa Warnapura 4. Kithruwan Vithanage 5. Jehan Mubarak 6. Ashan Priyanjana 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. P.H.T. Kaushal 9. P A D L R Sadakan 10. Nuwan Pradeep 11. Kasun Mandushanka 12. Vishwa Fernando 13. Romesh Buddhika 14. Malinga Puspakumara 15. Nisala Tharaka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Date change for 4th ODI – England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket has advised ECB of the need to adjust the date of the 4th ODI scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.  The match that was previously scheduled for Sat 6th December will now be played on Sunday 7th December(originally the reserve day for the game) for reasons of religious observance as 6th  December is Poya Day in Sri Lanka. The 3rd ODI in Hambantota remains scheduled on 3rd December but now has 4th December available as a reserve day and there is now no reserve day for the 4th ODI. Updated itinerary for England to Sri Lanka 2014 Fri 21 Nov            1st warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo – SSC Sun 23 Nov         2nd warm-up v SL ‘A’ (Day) Colombo… Read More →

Sri Lanka A squad for the 1st four-day game against Windies A team

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the National Selectors have selected the below named players for the 1st four day match of the West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Upul Tharanga (Captain) Dimuth Karunaratne Lahiru Thirimanna Dinesh Chandimal Ashan Priyanjana Jehan Mubarak Niroshan Dickwella Seekuge Prasanna Shaminda Eranga Vishawa Fernando Lahiru Gamage Madawa Warnapura Romesh Buddhika P.H.T Kaushal Kasun Madushanka This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. Match Fixture

Sri Lanka Women’s squad – South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held the Women’s National Selectors have selected the below named players for the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Women’s Squad is for the 1st and 2nd ODI’s of the South Africa’s Women’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Attapattu Hasini Perera Shashikala Siriwardane Eshani Lokusuriya Sripali Weerakkody Anushka Sanjeewani Madhuri Samuddhika Inoka Ranaweera Udeshika Prabodani Ama Kanchana Prasadini Weerakkody Sanduni Abeywickrama Imalka Mendis Nilakshi Silva Stand By Chamari Polgampola Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Yashodha Mendis This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports. SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN’S TOUR OF SRI LANAKA Month Date Activity Venue October 12 Sun South Africa ‘ Arrival Airport  – Colombo 2014 13 Mon Rest & Practice… Read More →

Angelo Mathews nominated for ICC People’s Choice Award

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ICC Media Release This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn. Fans will have the opportunity to decide the winner by voting for their favourite player either via www.lgiccawards.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #lgiccawards. Voting for the LG People’s Choice Award is now open and will close at midnight (UAE time) on Thursday, 30 October. The winner, as well as the ICC Test and ODI… Read More →

West Indies A team tour of Sri Lanka 2014 – Media Launch

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The West Indies A team is to tour the island on a test and ODI series against the Sri Lankan A team. A media gathering was called today at the Jaic Hilton Colombo to brief the media on the upcoming tour. Present at the head table was Sri Lanka A team coach Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lanka A team captain Upul Tharanga, Mr. Carlton Bernadus, the head of Cricket operations SLC, West Indies A captain Carlos Brathwiate, Mr. Graeme West the coach and legend, Sir Vivian Richards who works as the technical director of the Indies A team. The schedule of the tour is as follows; 1st unofficial Test – 11th October – 14th October at Hambanthota. 2nd unofficial Test… Read More →